What we’re noticing:

  1. Back to some unseasonably warm weather; great to help grass seed germinate.

  2. We are incredibly dry. We haven’t had a week above average rainfall since Mid-June (half of our weeks should be above average) and there’s nothing in the forecast; horrible to help the grass seed germinate.

      • Where this is showing up most right now with the milder temperatures we’ve had is the South side of trees. The drip line of trees is pretty much where the root system is. Trees drink before the lawns do and they’ve sucked all the water from the soil where it is already dryer from getting sun all day.

What we’re doing:

  1. Our general Fall winterizing application. It will clean up the weeds that are competing with your turf for nutrients and put some ‘food’ in the soil for when we get some rain or you water.

What you can be doing:

  1. Absolutely keep watering! Especially if you’ve seeded.

  2. You can mow progressively lower up to the end of October; each lawn is different so we can’t tell you a height but you shouldn’t be scalping any turf. Short grass going into winter will reduce the likelihood of turf disease (snow mold) over the winter. More mowing and watering tips here.